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Farm Worker / Aquacultural

Phillip M. Heinen

Rayne, LA

$13.67 per hour


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Workers needed for rice, crawfish and soybean farm. Work includes tractor driving, field preparation, water maintenance, fertilizing, planting and harvesting of crops. Field preparation includes manual shovel work and manually hoeing weeds, spot spraying of treatments and general farm labor. General farm labor includes walking levees to check for water leaks and manually shovel to repair breaches (16%). Crawfishing involves manually cutting up of fish bait, baiting and checking traps and maintaining fields. Checking traps involves walking in water to lift trap, empty crawfish into a floating container then re-bait trap, then pull floating container to next trap (75%). 25% of crawfish traps are checked with a motorized boat. At the end of a levee the crawfish are transferred from the floating container into a sack with 50 lb +/- in each sack. Later the sacks are manually loaded on a motorized ATV and brought to a pick-up truck. All transfers are manually done. Workers must Grade and wash crawfish for shipment, make and repair traps as needed. All tools furnished. Worker must be able to lift/carry 50lbs. Monday - Friday, some Saturday/Sunday, OT varies. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray and related chemicals, etc. may affect worker's ability to perform job. Repair and maintain equipment - i.e. crawfish traps that are bent or crushed need to be re-molded by hand to their original shape, (3%). Help repair and maintain bins. Bins also require transfer and level of crop by use of a shovel; also pull moisture samples daily by climbing into the top of bin and use of a probe. Repair fences – walk and check for broken post and wire. If post needs to be replaced, then remove and replace by digging hole manually with a posthole digger. Repair wire with a come-along to stretch and nail with hammer and nails, (3%). Harvesting rice and soybeans - individual is required to climb on top of transport truck and level grain; the filled truck is covered with a tarp, (3%). Employer may require drug testing upon - post hire, random, upon suspicion or post-accident, at no cost the employee. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. Job involves stooping, lifting and working outside in inclement weather conditions. All tools necessary for job are provided.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

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Phillip M. Heinen
Rayne, LA 70578
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179 Candy Lane, Rayne, LA 70578

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